Caterina Taurelli Salimbeni, Italy
Caterina Taurelli Salimbeni is a curator, writer and journalist currently living between Florence, Rome and Milan, Italy.
Caterina develops research-based cultural projects, exhibitions, publications and public programmes, often engaging in long-term collective projects within hybrid contexts. Her research is rooted in the attempt to initiate shared practices of knowledge production, articulate bodies of research and activate learning processes, expanding and experimenting with the traditional format of object-based exhibitions. Her work as a cultural producer ultimately aims at establishing cross-disciplinary dialogues that can be relevant to collectively shape the conditions of the contemporary, since she sees the curatorial practice as an expanded field with porous boundaries, through which it is possible to transform contemporary protocols of consumption into situated practices of autonomy.
During her professional experience, Caterina collaborated with different galleries in Venice, Cape Town and Rome. In 2019 she moved to Florence, where she conceived and directed NAM – Not A Museum, an experimental contemporary art space based in Manifattura Tabacchi. In her role of Chief Art Curator, she designed and coordinated over thirty activities among exhibitions, artist residencies and art-related events. An example of these initiatives is represented by SUPERBLAST, a residency project dedicated to the support of emerging artists in Italy and abroad, through the assignment of a production prize, an exhibition and a catalogue. She curated catalogues and wrote essays for NERO Editions, Manifattura Tabacchi and Museo Novecento in Florence and regularly writes for Inside Art Magazine.
Caterina graduated in Management for arts and culture at Bocconi University with a Master’s Degrees in contemporary art and cinema at HEC Paris.
In residency with L'AiR Arts at Atelier 11 in May 2023
Open Studio & Exhibition FONDALE - May 25